Oscar Sevilla hails benefits of training with Egan Bernal

Oscar Sevilla at the Vuelta a San Juan
Oscar Sevilla at the Vuelta a San Juan (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Few riders know Egan Bernal quite like Oscar Sevilla, his regular training partner in the hinterland of Bogota, Colombia. Separated by two decades in age, the Spanish expat and his young companion make for an odd couple, but they have built up a firm friendship over the past six years as Bernal has developed from promising mountain biker to Tour de France champion.

Neither Bernal's passage to the WorldTour with Team Sky (now Team Ineos) nor his maillot jaune have altered the relationship. This winter, it has been business as usual.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.